Pea soup

Updated: Sep 4



This comforting traditional pea soup could easily be a meal. Try it with a drizzle of maple syrup for a “sugar shack” flavour 😋


Ingredients

Yields 6 portions.


1 1/2 cup dried yellow split peas, rinced and strained

1 medium onion, chopped

1 leek, thinly sliced

2 carrots, chopped

1 celery, chopped

5 cups chicken broth

2 oz (60g) diced pancetta

1 bay leaf

Ground pepper and salt

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Maple syrup for drizzling before serving

Garnish with fresh or dried thyme


Method


Sautée the onions and leeks with evoo for 5 minutes at medium heat. Add the pancetta and brown for another 5 minutes. Add the carrots and celery, cook for another 5 minutes. Add the peas, bay leaf and broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Mix regularly and add water throughout the cooking time.


When serving, drizzle the soup with maple syrup and a pinch of thyme. Enjoy 🤍

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